6-0, 190-pound Gerald Jones , a dynamic athlete out of Millwood High School (OK), missed his September 29th flight to Blacksburg and thus did not make his previously scheduled official visit. The four-star prospect is looking to reschedule an official to Virginia Tech, however, and is eyeing a visit for next month.
“I’m probably going there in November,” Jones said of Virginia Tech. “My mom wants me to go on an official to Texas Tech, so I have scheduled a visit there for the 28th of this month. I have Tennessee on November 4th. Virginia Tech will probably be mid-November. It’s tentative right now. Me and Coach O’Cain talked about it [on Sunday night], but we really haven’t set the date. He said there are two dates available in November and they want to pick the right one.”
Which other programs will get official visits?
“I’m pretty sure I want to go to Florida and the last one is up for grabs,” said Jones, who added that he does not have a favorite school at this point in his recruitment.
The main in-state programs, Oklahoma and Oklahoma State, do not appear to be major factor right now. Location certainly is not a factor.
“I was really looking into Oklahoma State, but they want me to play running back and they have an outstanding freshman running back already in place,” Jones said. “I don’t know if that’s good for me. Maybe if they switched positions, then I would look at them more heavily again. OU is the same way. They are loaded at wide receiver.
“Location is not a factor for me at all. The only difference is that I couldn’t come home as much. For me, being away is probably best. I’m an independent person.”
Jones is being recruited for both sides of the ball. Some teams like him as a cornerback, while others like him as a running back or wide receiver. He is unsure of what Virginia Tech is specifically recruiting him to play, although he would like a chance at quarterback.
“The only team I’d like to play quarterback for is Virginia Tech,” Jones said. “That’s because of the tradition and the Vicks. I believe I could develop into a decent quarterback for them.”
He prefers to play offense wherever he may end up.
“Defense is all good, but I think I’d be a better offensive threat,” Jones said. “A lot of people say cornerback, but I really don’t think...
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